The 41Y8518 IBM Catalyst 3110X 14 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch is a network switch designed to provide high-speed data transmission between multiple devices in a local area network (LAN). It is a powerful and reliable device that can support the bandwidth requirements of modern businesses and organizations. In this article, we will explain in detail the features and specifications of the IBM Catalyst 3110X switch and how it can benefit businesses and organizations.
Features and Specifications
The IBM Catalyst 3110X switch is a 1U rack-mountable device that provides 14 ports of Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. It has a non-blocking architecture that ensures that all ports can operate at full speed simultaneously without any performance degradation. The switch also supports jumbo frames, which can improve network performance by reducing the overhead associated with smaller frames.
The switch supports various network management protocols such as SNMP, RMON, and Telnet. It also has a web-based management interface that allows administrators to configure and monitor the switch from a web browser. The switch supports VLANs, which can be used to partition the network into logical segments to improve network security and performance.
The IBM Catalyst 3110X switch is designed to be energy-efficient, with power-saving features such as IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and automatic power-down of unused ports. It also has a fanless design, which reduces noise and improves reliability by eliminating a common source of failure in network switches.
Benefits for Businesses and Organizations
The IBM Catalyst 3110X switch provides numerous benefits for businesses and organizations. Firstly, it provides high-speed connectivity between devices in a local area network, which can improve productivity and efficiency by enabling fast and reliable data transfer. This is particularly important for businesses and organizations that rely on data-intensive applications such as video conferencing, VoIP, and cloud computing.
Secondly, the switch supports VLANs, which can improve network security and performance by segregating network traffic into logical segments. This can help prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data and improve network performance by reducing network congestion.
Thirdly, the switch is energy-efficient, which can help businesses and organizations reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint. The power-saving features of the switch can help reduce energy consumption, while the fanless design eliminates a common source of failure and reduces noise in the workplace.
In summary, the 41Y8518 IBM Catalyst 3110X 14 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch is a powerful and reliable network switch that provides high-speed connectivity and numerous features for businesses and organizations. Its non-blocking architecture, support for jumbo frames, and network management protocols make it an ideal choice for organizations that require high-performance networking. Its support for VLANs and energy-efficient design make it a cost-effective and environmentally friendly choice. Overall, the IBM Catalyst 3110X switch is a great investment for businesses and organizations looking to improve their networking infrastructure.
Main Specification about the IBM 41Y8518
- Manufacturer: IBM
- Part Number or SKU# 41Y8518
- Device Type: Ethernet Switch
- Device Type : Switch
- Enclosure Type : Plug-In Module
- Ports Qty : 14 X Ethernet 10base-T, Ethernet 100base-Tx, Ethernet 1000base-T, Ethernet 10GBASE-T
- Data Transfer Rate : 10 GBPS
- Data Link Protocol : Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GIGABIT Ethernet
- Connectivity Technology : Wired
- Features : Layer 3 Switching, Layer 2 Switching, Virtual Blade Switch (Vbs)
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces : 14 X Network - Ethernet 10base-T/100base-Tx/1000base-T 1 X Network - Ethernet 10GBASE-T
- Compatible Bays : Front Accessible
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Different Types of Switches
Networking switches vary widely depending on the number of devices they can support, network bandwidth/speed, and form factor. Switches for small offices will have anything between 4 and 8 ports and can fit on a desk. For larger office network implementation, switches may have 24 ports, 48 ports, 96 ports, and 128 ports and are rack-mountable between 1U and 4U. Switches come in different types depending on the network speed and tasks they support. These include 40/100 Gbps, 10 Gigabit (up to 10000 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000 Mbps), Power over Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps).
The unmanaged switches offer fixed configuration on a plug-and-play basis. It is the most basic switch and there are a few choices in the market. These switches are affordable, but the basic features make them inappropriate for enterprise applications.
The number of features and level of functionality improves with managed switches, making them ideal for enterprise and business applications. These switches are built with the command-line interface for ease of configuration. Equally, they support SNMP agents that come in handy when troubleshooting network issues.
The security on managed switches is better and will protect different types of traffic. Other features include support for virtual LANs, IP routing, and quality of service settings. Managed switches are more expensive compared to all other types of switches.
Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those of unmanaged switches but do not have the full features of managed switches. Smart switches are more cost-effective than managed switches.
Some of the limitations of the smart switches are a lack of telnet access support, Web GUIs, and a lack of many features for VLANs. They are affordable compared to a fully managed switch and are suitable for a smaller computer network.
Modular switches allow the addition of expansion modules as the network expands. The expansion modules allow for more networked devices but are application-specific. They may include wireless access points, firewalls, or network analysis tools. The flexibility of a modular networking switch comes at a higher cost.
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